Paras 100% perfect IV stats, shiny Paras in Pokémon Go

This week’s Featured Hour is all about Paras, the Mushroom Pokémon, making it a great opportunity to catch a perfect Paras in Pokémon Go.

While Parasect, the evolution of Paras, isn’t known as the best fighter in Pokémon Go, you might find it useful in a future special Go Battle League cup. (Possibly… stranger things have happened.) You might even get really lucky and catch a shiny Paras.

In addition to Paras appearing more often in the wild, this Hourly Feature has a double Stardust catch bonus, which means you’ll earn a little more Stardust for each Pokémon you catch, and even more if it’s a Paras!

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For 100% perfect IV stats in Pokémon Go

This week’s Featured Hour is a great opportunity to catch a Paras with perfect IV stats.

“Perfect” means two things in Pokémon Go, depending on how you plan to use a given Pokémon. First, there’s the max build, 100% IV, which is the 15/15/15 you’re looking for for your Pokédex 4*, raids, and Master League. However, because of how CP is calculated using three stats, a perfect Pokemon IV is usually just the best version of itself in Master League.

Of course, you can’t see a Pokémon’s IV without catching it first, but, with a little research beforehand, you can quickly spot a perfect Paras based solely on CP.

If you’re level 30 (or higher), you’ll ideally be looking for the following CPs to get a perfect 15/15/15 Paras:

  • Level 30 (Max Wild CP) – 872 CP
  • Level 35 (Weather Boosted Wild Max CP) – 945 CP

The wild CP value aligns with your trainer level until you reach level 30, and since the majority of the player base is now above this level, we’ve kept these values ​​for the sake of simplicity. However, these values ​​will be different if you are currently below level 30.

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Is Parasect good in PvP?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. Parasect doesn’t have any power in the Go Battle League and doesn’t fare much better in raids either. While it can occasionally come in handy during one of the Go Battle League’s special cups, this is rare and even then it’s often outclassed by another Pokémon.

If you’re up for trying out Parasect, we recommend Struggle Bug as a fast move and Solar Beam as a charged move.

Bug Bite is a better choice for a fast move, but to learn it, you’ll need to use Elite Fast TM on Parasect, and considering this Pokemon doesn’t carry much PvP weight, we don’t recommend using it. important element in Parasect.

At the end of the Pokémon Go day, Parasect is only really useful for completing a Pokédex entry and finding its shiny form for your collection.

Is there a shiny Paras in Pokémon Go?

Yes, like all Gen 1 Pokémon, there are shiny Paras and Parasects in Pokémon Go! It was actually among the last batch of brilliant Gen 1 forms to be released, as it was part of the Go Tour Kanto event, along with others like Snorlax and Ditto, back in 2021.

Both Paras and Parasect are Bug- and Grass-type Pokémon. | Image credit: The Pokemon Company.

Note that since Spotlight Hours does not have an enhanced glow rate, the chances of finding a glowing Paras are the same as hunting it in the wild. Instead, more frequent spawns simply give you more chances to find Shiny Paras for a while.

What does the brilliant Paras look like?

Both Paras and Parasect suffer from the ‘not very interesting shiny form’ of Gen 1 Pokémon.

Shiny Paras doesn’t really look that different from his normal form: he has a slightly brighter shade of orange and a lighter red tint to his mushrooms. However, Shiny Parasect has fared a little better: her body has turned a golden color, and like Paras, her mushroom is a lighter shade of red.

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Other tips for this hour of attention

Aside from trying to catch a perfect IV or shiny Paras in Pokémon Go, there are a couple of other good reasons to participate in this week’s Featured Hour:

  • The bonus this Spotlight Hour is the Double Stardust Capture. This bonus allows you to quickly collect plenty of Stardust, especially if you have a Star Piece active during this hour, which can be used to evolve, power up, unlock a second charged move, and purify Shadow Pokémon. Thanks to all these uses, Stardust is one of the most important resources in Pokémon Go and it’s always good to have something stocked up. So whether you’re planning to unlock a Pokémon’s second Charged Move or just want to resupply, it’s worth catching some Paras during this Featured Hour for extra Stardust.
  • Don’t forget that in addition to the above bonus, Paras grants 500 Stardust per capture. Using a Star Piece will give you a 50% bonus i.e. 1500 Stardust. On top of this, if you play in rainy weather, you will have a 25% bonus which will grant you 1250 Stardust. By using a star piece when catching Paras in the rain, you can earn 1875 Stardust per catch.
  • If you’re a newcomer, then it’s worth collecting enough Paras to fully evolve this Pokemon and add Parasect to your Pokédex.
  • Because Paras is a Bug-type Pokémon, catching many of these little critters will add progress to the respective catch bonus medal.

Remember: Spotlight Hour events only last one hour, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (local time). Next week we’ll see Stufful and the ever-welcome Double Capture XP, which is always worth going for.

I hope you catch a shiny Paras!

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